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Chemistry Comes Alive III: Water

All web seminar participants use online tools that allow them to mark-up presenter's slides or share desktop applications in addition to engaging in chat with others online and answering poll questions This Web Seminar, developed in collaboration with the National Science Digital Library (NSDL) took place on December 9, 2008, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern time. In this program Dr. John W. Moore, W. T. Lippincott Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison and Director of the Institute for Chemical Education, Dr. Lynn Diener, Assistant Professor at Mount Mary College; and Dr. James Skinner J. O. Hirschfelder Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison and Director of the Theoretical Chemistry Institute focused on the chemical properties of water, it’s molecular and chemical structure and behavior, and some of the current research related to the chemical analysis of water.

Participants learned about resources from the NSDL Chemical Education Pathway, ChemEDDL and the broader NSDL collection to incorporate concepts related to water in their teaching through videos, an interactive periodic table, demonstrations, and teaching activities.


Sixty-five (65) participants were present at the live Web Seminar in addition to the presenters, the NSDL moderator, and the NSTA staff. Participating educators represented the states of Arizona, Illinois, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. One participant attended the program from Malaysia. Participants received a certificate of participation and a one-year subscription to an NSTA SciGuide for attending the program and completing the evaluation form.


Here are some comments provided by the participants at the end of the Web Seminar:

  • “This seminar broadened my content knowledge and gave me many excellent ideas of how to teach the properties of water.”


  • “I teach chemistry and plan to do a unit involving earth, air and sea in spring. Resources for water were very helpful.”


  • “The technology resources were fantastic - great for visual learners. I love to have things like this for my students.”


  • “The content was fantastic. There were several suggestions and ideas for incorporating videos and websites into your classroom as well as great resources for lesson plans. Wonderful presentation!”

Thanks to the participants and the presenters for the learning opportunity, the interactions, and a job well done!


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